Helen Burnett-Nichols

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Helen is a freelance writer specializing in news and feature articles on a variety of business, legal and investment topics. Her work has appeared in publications such as the Globe and Mail, National Post Legal Post, Fund Strategy magazine, Canadian Lawyer magazine, Benefits Canada and the Hamilton Spectator’s Hamilton Business magazine. Prior to embarking on a freelance career, Helen was the Community Content Editor for Stockhouse.com, and she previously worked as Associate Editor of Canadian Lawyer magazine/Law Times newspaper. Follow her on Twitter @helenbnichols

Freshman Finance 101

When it comes to paying for post-secondary, the strategies young Canadians and their families use are varied — from parents footing the bill, to...

Decision Overload: Too Many Varieties of ETFs?

Just like when two fitness trends collide (like Yoga+ HIIT), or when your favourite food has an unexpected kick (chili+ chocolate), the growing ETF...

Luxury Fashion Gets a Covid-Makeover

As the COVID-19 crisis forced non-essential stores to shut their doors earlier this year, luxury retail and high fashion felt the full impact —...

How to Avoid the Pitfalls of the Sharing Economy

The explosion of the sharing economy may be working wonders on your bank balance by reducing the amount of ‘stuff’ you own. Today you...

Making Change — The Real Costs of Switching Banks

You’ve seen a promotion on a great low rate on a high-interest savings account or new credit card, but, darn, it’s not from your...

Hey Boss – Four Pillars of a Successful Start-Up

So, you’ve got a fantastic new idea and ready to show it to the world. Could 2020 be the year you join the ranks...

Many Happy Returns – How to Beat the Taxman

It’s tax season again and, as with every year, there are changes. Here are a few new developments that may be worth taking advantage...

Born to Party! Expert Tips on Smart Event Spending

It’s that holiday time of year! The stores (and Instagram and Pinterest…) are full of gorgeous décor, beautiful catering ideas and the latest drink...

Escape Plan: Why Women-Only Travel is the Ticket

As two-thirds of the travelling population, women also call the vast majority of the shots when it comes to vacation decisions and purchases for...